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Microsoft:
Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support  —  Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements …
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Josh Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
The embrace that strangles — Microsoft and Novell and the future of Linux  —  Don't be fooled by the sense that Microsoft's deal to cross-license and otherwise support Novell's Suse is a boost for Linux.  The better way to look at this deal is to think of it as the first major step …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Novell Reach Accord on Linux  —  Microsoft Corp. reached a rapprochement with a major seller of the Linux operating system, a deal that makes a kind of peace between two opposing camps in the software industry.  —  The deal with Novell Inc. is designed to make it easier for customers …
Marc Wagner / Between the Lines:
Strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?
Discussion: TechSpot
Mike / Techdirt:   Microsoft Grudgingly Admits That Someone Out There Might Sometimes Use Linux
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
THE MICROSOFT AND NOVELL PARTNERSHIP
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Financial Times:
Google in bid to halt YouTube legal threat  —  By Joshua Chaffin and Aline van Duyn in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Google is engaged in a frantic round of negotiations aimed at persuading traditional media companies to supply their content to YouTube …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Knee deep in the big YouTube  —  The toughest negotiations in a corporate acquisition are usually carried out between the two companies directly involved and are completed before the merger agreement is signed.  But with Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, the real deal-making began …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sorting Through the MothersClick Mess  —  The MothersClick mess is slowly sorting itself out.  The founder emailed today and apologized.  I apologized back.  —  Tonight I came across a post by their PR firm that is infinitely interesting to me (via DJI, a really excellent blog).
Discussion: A VC, Marketing Technology and digg
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Todd Defren / PR Squared:
Errors in the Echo Chamber
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A list bloggers: keeping the little guy down?
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
TechSpot:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 review: Quad Core is here!  —  Since the release of Intel's Conroe micro-architecture, the company has been making waves, massive waves.  In terms of performance, Intel washed away main competitor AMD, and they have continued to do so during the past three months …
Discussion: Engadget
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Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Discussion: TechBlog, Slashdot and digg
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:   Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
YouTube, Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone  —  We've been hearing about the possibilities of YouTube pushing mobile for awhile.  A few people we have talked with in the mobile industry have said that the company has been burning the midnight oil working on getting a mobile offering out as soon as possible.
Discussion: Download Squad and 21talks
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
RANT: THE COMCAST HD DVR IS SIMPLY, TERRIBLY AWFUL  —  This has been boiling in me for a long, long time, and I need to get it out.  Why?  Well, last night the power went out at my house, not uncommon here in Marin, where the homes are old and the weather rainy.
BBC:
Q&A: Web science  —  Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said he wants to set up a web science research project to study the social implications of the web's development.  —  BBC Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh talked exclusively to the British web pioneer about his plans.  —  PG: What is web science?
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Friday's question: why does an iTunes upgrade need a full install?  —  I don't know why I never thought to ask this question before, and I'm sure it's been asked somewhere before but: when there's a new Apple iTunes version available, why does it require a full download of iTunes?  Seriously.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
MSN Music presses mute on downloads  —  Two years after opening its MSN Music store to compete with Apple Computer's iTunes, Microsoft plans to stop selling downloads from the site, CNET News.com has learned.  —  Beginning, Nov. 14, MSN's music site will begin redirecting music purchasers …
Discussion: PaidContent and LiveSide
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Surfer Is Newest Silicon Valley Power Broker  —  Michael Arrington  —  Uses His Tech Blog  —  To Critique Start-Ups  —  MENLO PARK, California — When Ted Rheingold wanted some publicity for his Internet start-up Dogster Inc. late last year, he turned to Silicon Valley's newest power broker, Michael Arrington.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Cingular launches "Cingular Music"  —  Well, it looks like that WSJ rumor we ran yesterday was pretty much spot on.  Cingular is indeed launching a music service today, and we must say the scope of their undertaking is quite impressive: integration with three separate music stores, along with supplemental content aplenty.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Is Adobe Soundbooth Intel-Only? … Curiously, the Mac version only runs on Intel-based Macs.  —  A WEE BIT OF TECHNICAL BACKGROUND FOR NON-DEVELOPERS, WITH THE GOAL OF EXPLAINING THE DIFFICULTY OF DEVELOPING FOR MULTIPLE COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES, BUT WHICH WILL BE KEPT RELATIVELY BRIEF …
Discussion: JD on EP and Off On A Tangent
Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC  —  TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC: Play Now |  I wrote a teaser post a few days ago in ink, about a new device that I got to play with for a week.  To top off that week in grand style, Brian and I got together to record a podcast, old-school style.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and jkOnTheRun
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Not Have The Government Tax Google To Pay For Next Generation Networks?  —  from the because-it's-idiotic?  dept  —  For all of the bad arguments we see against network neutrality legislation, at the very least they come from a basic (if skewed) free market rationale.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
SEO Salaries - How Much Should You Make  —  This is going to be a tough and contentious issue and one that isn't easy for me to write about.  Along with the obvious internal conflicts of interest in disclosing salary numbers, there's bound to be a lot of companies and individuals …
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Offers to Open XLS in Spreadsheets  —  Caleb sent in a screenshot showing how Gmail suggests to open attached XLS (Microsoft Excel) files in Google Spreadsheets.  I'm not sure if everyone can see this feature yet.  —  I guess we can expect much more of this cross-integration to be rolled …
Discussion: Googling Google
Steve Safran / Lost Remote:
Podcast math: we don't know what we don't know  —  Managing Editor  —  Lost Remote  —  Ze Frank calls it the Nerd Fight.  He is disputing Rocketboom's assertions that they have 350,000 viewers a day.  At the center of this dispute is what we decide a "view" really is.
Discussion: Paul Colligan's …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox Live to offer HD movie downloads?  —  There are wild rumors, and there are interesting rumors, but here's a doozy for ya: Xbox Live could soon start vending HD movie content, according to one freshly minted Wordpress blog (take that for what it's worth).
 
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